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Buyer

What do Buyers do?  Where do Buyers work? FS takes alook:

About Buyers

Apparel Business Owner

What do Apparel Business Owners do? Where do Apparel Business Owners work? FS takes a look:

About Apparel Business Owners

Apparel business owners may own a shop that sells clothing and accessories made by other designers, they might sell their own designs, or a combination of both. Whether the shop sells the owners designs or not, apparel business owners are responsible for every aspect of the business from the layout and design of the shop to buying to marketing to accounting. If the shop sells the owners’ designs exclusively, the owner is also responsible for production and distribution.  

 Account Executive

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About Account Executives

Account executives in the fashion industry are responsible for selling and promotions. They help promote and sell everything from retail chains to exclusive designer brands. Without the help of an account executive, your Sunday paper might not be filled with full-page Macy’s or Apple Store ads!

Trenholm State Technical College

Trenholm State Technical College: Apparel & Designs Special Training Certificate1, 2, & 3.
Montgomery, Alabama
Department of Apparel & Designs

The Apparel and Designs curriculum at Trenholm State is structured to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to produce safe and proficient services and quality products in the apparel field. Emphasis is placed on interior design in order to improve the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. In the program, students learn how to tailor and design apparel, identify and work with different types of textiles and analyze body figure types for design considerations. The program also focuses on implementing effective merchandising strategies and applying professional work ethics for careers in the Apparel and Designs Field or related fields. 

Collins College

Collins College: Fashion Design & Merchandising.
Phoenix, Arizona
Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising

The Fashion Design & Merchandising program at Collins College gives students a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry and stresses the importance of learning both the design side and business side of fashion. Students who successfully complete the fashion program will have a clear understanding of the entire industry, which makes them more valuable assets in the workplace.

Harding University

Harding University: Fashion Merchandising/ Interiors Merchandising.
Searcy, Arkansas
Family and Consumer Sciences Department

The fashion merchandising/interiors merchandising programs at Harding University are structured to give Christian students the skills and knowledge they need to take leadership roles in the merchandising industry. Graduates are trained to provide effective design service at their place of work, while helping companies achieve their merchandising objectives and goals. The fashion department uses the latest teaching methods in conjunction with hands on experience to create the most effective learning environment possible in fashion and interiors merchandising.

The Art Institute of Tucson

The Art Institute of Tucson: Fashion Design/ Fashion Marketing.
Tucson, Arizona
Departments of Fashion Design & Fashion Marketing

Students in the Fashion Design program will develop a strong foundation in fashion design by learning about the different elements the field encompasses, including the theoretical and practical applications of tailoring, draping, pattern drafting, sewing, construction, fashion illustration techniques, and other aspects of creative design. Mastery of these skills is aided and augmented by computer design programs, which provide students with knowledge about computerized fashion design systems. Students studying Fashion Marketing will cultivate a deep understanding of different aspects of apparel marketing including fashion history, fashion cycles, industry advertising, and textiles.

University of Alabama

University of Alabama: Apparel and Textiles Apparel Design/ Fashion Retailing.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design

The Apparel and Design program at the University of Alabama prepares students for entry-level work in the fields of apparel and textiles, including design, production, and management. The curriculum teaches the traditional body of knowledge through studio classes as well as art and design history courses. University of Alabama’s fashion retailing program is tailored for individuals interested in fashion merchandising and management in the retail industry.  Students with a focus in international retailing have the option of taking additional coursework to complete a general business minor.

Auburn University

Auburn University: Apparel Merchandising, Design & Production Management Apparel Merchandising Option/Product Design & Production Management Option.
Auburn, Alabama
Department of Consumer Affairs

Auburn’s Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Product Management curriculum is a comprehensive study of the apparel supply chain. The program emphasizes the consumer-driven textile, apparel and retail industries from textiles to design and production all the way to sourcing and merchandising. All students must participate in a 10-week professional internship which may be based in the U.S. or overseas. Students who major in AMDP may choose to specialize in one of two options: Apparel Merchandising or Production Management. The department's vision is to prepare students to become practitioners that are professionally competent, globally aware, and socially engaged.  Many students earn an International Minor in Human Sciences, or minors in Business, Sustainability, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies, or foreign languages.

Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College: Fashion Merchandising & Design Fashion Merchandising/ Fashion Design/ Retailing.
Mesa, Arizona
Fashion Merchandising & Design Department

The Fashion Merchandising & Design department at Mesa Community College incorporates all students who have the desire to become professionals in the fashion industry. One of the main objectives of the merchandising and design curriculum is to provide students a clear picture of current trends in the fashion industry. To help achieve this goal, Mesa Community College offers students the opportunity to network with faculty members who have years of experience in fashion and design. The department’s teaching philosophy emphasizes the value of learning by experience, which sends out students to participate in the fashion industry in their community.